Vlad Ogay is a young artist with strong Korean roots. He has graduated from the Staging Department at the Studio School of Moscow Art Theatre and has currently been working as an artist for the theater and film industry. Vlad has been involved in film projects as an artist, as well as has received prestigious awards in Venice, Berlin, and Cannes. His main technique is “ready-made”. Often, to complete an image created from ready-made materials the author adds merely a few details, thus subtly bringing the central idea into focus. Comparing Vlad Ogay to Michel Angelo, who was freeing the artistic form extracting all the unnecessary materials, Vlad Ogay is following the same process touching a wide range of subjects adding the daily objects.
Curator and art critic Sergei Khachaturov says: “I see Vlad's work as this great response to Gilbert & George. Stencils, radiance, trash materials, technical modules, and components… What sets him apart is his existential melancholy ... the British, of course, find the cold, detached pop art and design dearer... whereas here, shopping bags have veins and wrinkles, there is something deeply piercing, the search for God, and vanity of vanities …”
Currently, Ogay is preparing his solo show with Banksy curator Gianluca Marziani. He was presented at the 17th edition of Contemporary Istanbul and SCOPE Art Show Miami 2022.